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Word of the Day 05/30/21 Phlegmatic

Phlegmatic (adjective)
phleg·mat·ic [fleg-mat-ik]
(Pronunciation) (previously 07-15-13)

adjective
1. not easily excited to action or display of emotion; apathetic; sluggish.
2. self-possessed, calm, or composed.
3. of the nature of or abounding in the humor phlegm.

Also phleg·mat·i·cal [fleg-mat-i-kuhl] .

OTHER WORDS FROM PHLEGMATIC
phleg·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
phleg·mat·i·cal·ness, phleg·mat·ic·ness, noun
un·phleg·mat·ic, adjective
un·phleg·mat·i·cal, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO PHLEGMATIC
apathetic, blah, cold, cool, deadpan, disinterested, dispassionate, dull, emotionless, flat, frigid, groggy, indifferent, lethargic, lifeless, listless, passive, sluggish, unfeeling, unresponsive

SYNONYMS FOR PHLEGMATIC
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1. stoical, cool, cold, uninterested, dull, torpid.
2. cool, collected, unruffled, placid, quiet.

Origin: 1300–50; < Late Latin phlegmaticus < Greek phlegmatikós pertaining to phlegm, equivalent to phlegmat- (stem of phlégma phlegm) + -ikos -ic; replacing Middle English fleumatik < Middle French fleumatique < Late Latin, as above

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